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October 10, 2012

Geeky Gadgets and Nerdy Tech Invade New York Comic Con

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor

This week fans of comic books, anime, sci-fi, video games and assorted associated products and media will descend on the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, New York for the annual extravaganza known as the New York Comic Con. And, among the artists drawing commissioned sketches, the writers partaking in panel discussions and the vendor selling collectible toys and vintage comics, there will be plenty of high tech gadgets and applications on display. This year, the intrepid video crew from TMC (News - Alert) will be on hand to check out the latest and greatest and bring interviews and demos right to you.


The event runs from Thursday, October 11th to Sunday, October 14th. This year, Thursday is “preview night,” and attendance is limited to press, professionals and fans who bought four-day passes. As usual, Sunday is kids’ day, with special panels and events for the youngest of fans.

This year, the guest list includes such names as comics creators Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Waid, Stan Lee, Robert Kirkman and many more. From the world of entertainment, guests will be able to see such stars as Andrew Lincoln, Bruce Campbell, Carrie Fisher, Adam West and others.

In addition to comics and media guests, visitors to the show will be able to check out the latest video games and comics related apps. Comixology, an app that lets you read comics on your tablets, will be present, and Smith Micro (News - Alert), a company that creates software to help creators design comics, anime, manga, video games and more. Other companies present at the show include Astro-Con studios, which produces a Web series about a fictional deep space exploration initiative and Redbubble, a company using crowdsourcing technology to help fund the arts.

Check back to TMC for interviews with these companies as well as reports from the convention floor and a few great surprises, too! Excelsior!




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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